True love dating game
“And therefore it’s easy to let go.”Perhaps this is one reason why social apps pitch the stories of love found on their platforms to reporters and publish congratulations on their blogs.
Ultimately, Quiz Up decided to follow its users’ lead.
“Here’s the way I see it: My first dates with people almost always involve either coffee, food, or drinks,” writes Steve Dean, a New York-based dating consultant, on Quora.
“So why would I ever pass up the opportunity to definitively KNOW exactly where my potential dates like to go out to eat and drink?!
Hitting on people through Yelp reviews is probably less socially acceptable.
But there’s one advantage that Yelp has over Tinder.
At launch, the app had no messaging feature, so users could not talk privately (it eventually added one).If you want to think about dating as a numbers game (and apparently many people do), you could probably swipe left/right between 10 – 100 times in the span of time that it would take you to interact with one potential date in ‘real-life’.With the popularity of sites like e Harmony, match.com, OKcupid and literally thousands of similar others, the stigma of online dating has diminished considerably in the last decade.When its novelty as a mobile game started to wane (as mobile game momentum tends to do), instead of trying to build another hit game, it pivoted to make Quiz Up into a social network.It now focuses on facilitating conversations between people with similar interests.This was perhaps more predictable than the stories of people who met while playing Words With Friends (the app’s parent company, Zynga, once reported that one in 10 of its users had a hookup that stemmed from using Words With Friends), but were still surprising enough that the meet cutes made news.That was, of course, before people had counterintuitively taken to a wave of anonymous posting apps like Whisper, Secret, and Yik Yak to meet one another.If in the physical world, you’d rather meet someone through a shared interest or bump into them at a bar than go on another blind date set up by your great-aunt Norma, it should be no surprise that the same happens online.And like a real-life bar or a real-life hangout place, the idea that you could meet someone, romantically or otherwise, through an app intended for something else can’t hurt.Within three weeks of launching in 2013, mobile trivia app Quiz Up had become the fastest growing mobile game in history.It had also become, to some, more than just a mobile game.